Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday | Best New Authors of 2020

Who were the best new authors of 2020? Read on for my opinion!“

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

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As you know (unless you’re new here, then hi and welcome!!), I started both this blog and Bookstagram this year. Bookstagram has been the best and worst influence OF ALL TIME. I’ve found so many new amazing authors, but also have spent way more money on books than ever before. I’m thrilled, but my bookshelves are overflowing and my wallet is a little thin. Here are my Top Ten New (to me) Authors of 2020! Click each author’s name for a link to my reviews of their novels. 

Alice Feeney

I started with Sometimes I Lie which I loved, then listened to His and Hers which I loved even more, and then doubled back to read I Know Who You Are which fell flat for me. 2/3 knockouts isn’t bad, though! I’ll definitely be on the lookout for more hits by Alice Feeney.

Catherine McKenzie

We started following each other on Instagram since I recognized her name from my TBR. Once I read You Can’t Catch Me I was an instant fan! I was lucky enough to receive an ARC of Six Weeks to Live which was also amazing. She has 11 books, so I’m excited to read her other works. 

Peter Swanson

I absolutely loved Before She Knew Him, and I can’t believe I haven’t read anything else by Peter Swanson until now.

Alex Finlay

I received an ARC of Finlay’s debut novel Every Last Fear back in November, and I read the whole thing in a day. What a captivating story! I can’t wait to see what Alex Finlay comes out with next. 

Megan Goldin

I read The Escape Room early this year and liked it well enough. But then I chose The Night Swim for my Book of the Month and fell in love with Megan Goldin!

Katherine Center

I absolutely love her books as the perfect break from my usual thrillers–and those covers, wow!

Tana French

I can’t believe I never read anything by Tana French before this year. I started with The Witch Elm and then read In The Woods, followed by The Searcher when it came out in November. From the reviews I’ve read, that’s an odd sample of her books. I’m looking forward to reading the rest of the Dublin Murder Squad books, but my favorite part of In The Woods was the banter between Rob Ryan and Cassie.

Sandie Jones

Yes girl. I started with The Other Woman, then read The First Mistake, then read The Half Sister. All of them were good, but The First Mistake was my favorite so far. 

Sally Hepworth

I read both The Mother-In-Law and The Family Next Door this year, and then scored an ARC of The Good Sister which comes out in April 2021.

Lucinda Berry

The Best of Friends was on my NetGalley TBR for a long time, and for some reason I kept overlooking it. That was a mistake–once I finally got around to it, I loved it!

Now it’s time for the best part of the week…adding even more books to my TBR after reading your recs! Who are your best new authors of 2020?

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January 26, 2021 at 10:14 am

Yay for Katherine Center! I love her books.

January 26, 2021 at 6:10 pm

I think Megan Goldin’s books sound good!

January 30, 2021 at 8:22 pm

Hey, Katherine Center made my list too. High five. It’s great when an author you discover has a sizable back catalog, isn’t it? You know you’ve got both plenty of choice and will (probably) never run out of options, what with how fast the TBR of new books grows.

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